Dependent Persons’ Units, affectionately known as Granny Flats, are typically thought of as a housing option exclusively for our elderly loved ones, but did you know that they can be used for a myriad of other needs? Dependent Persons’ Units (DPUs) can be utilised as accommodation for anybody, as long as they have a dependency on the people who live in the primary dwelling. This encompasses a diverse range of people and lifestyles, including those who have physical or intellectual disabilities.
Are you thinking of building a granny flat? Not sure where to start? Here is a guide on all things granny flats, from determining your eligibility, right through to what happens when your granny flat is no longer required.